A statewide warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 38-year-old Cameron man in connection with an incident of alleged violent domestic abuse on July 1, according to a complaint filed July 18 in Barron County Circuit Court.
The defendant is identified as Travis J. Thompson, of Cameron.
According to the complaint, a Barron County sheriff's deputy was sent to a town of Prairie Lake mobile home park on July 1 after a caller said "he could hear a lot of screaming and yelling" coming from a nearby home.
Dispatchers later notified the deputy of the identity of the defendant and his girlfriend, the victim.
The woman was outside with three children when the deputy arrived. She told the deputy she and the defendant had argued earlier, as they drove to visit a relative in Poskin, and he had ordered her to get out of the vehicle and start walking. She took two small children with her and started to walk, but then, the defendant turned around, came back and picked them up.
They returned home, where, the victim said, the argument continued and got worse. She alleged the defendant struck her across the back with a broom handle. The two then fought over the victim's cell phone, which, she said, the defendant took to a sink and ran water over, then put it into a toilet to destroy it.
The victim went to a nearby home and borrowed a phone to call her mother. The witness who called 911 overheard the conversation and then called police.
The deputy reported going over a "victim's notice" with the woman, but she chose not to impose a 72-hour no-contact provision.
The complaint charged the defendant with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, both in connection with an alleged domestic abuse incident. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and/or $11,000 in fines, court documents said.